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Samuel Avery, Esq.1   (1785-  1858) 

So far as the facts have been ascertained, it is safe to say that Samuel Avery descended from ancestry preeminent for their moral worth.  In the early years of Boston and several of the ancient towns in the vicinity there were families bearing the name of Avery, which stood high in the esteem of the people.

Samuel was born in Stratham, May 9, 1785 to John and Bridgett Avery.  He married January 13, 1814, Mary Moody Clark. During the same month they fixed their home and entered upon their lifework in Wolfeborough.  Mr. Avery had lived the  previous year with his older brother Daniel, a prominent business man of  Meredith Bridge, now London.

Mr. Avery took a warm interest in Wolfeborough and Tuftonborough Academy from the onset of the enterprise.  The various departments of his businesses made him emphatically a busy man.  This and his lack of robust health, as well, as his personally taste, declined him to public official life. Yet he was a corporate member of the board of trustees of the academy, and with others held a deed of the property in trust. He was also a member and liberal supporter of the Congregational society from its organization until his death.

Mr. Avery's last years, though often affected by frail health and sometimes considerable suffering were in the main free from seriously disturbing incident.  His last sickness which he bore without complaint was long and exhausting.  He died peacefully, trusting Christ,  October 5, 1858 and was borne to his grave sincerely mourned and universally respected.


*History of Carroll County New Hampshire 1889
 by Georgia Drew  Merrill







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